Who is Dustin Poirier?
Dustin Glenn Poirier is an American mixed martial artist (MMA). He turned to pro-MMA in 2009. He had fought in both featherweight and lightweight divisions earlier. Poirier is famous for competing in lightweight category in the World’s largest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion “Ultimate Fighting Championship” (UFC). In his first professional career, he was mostly seen fighting in regional promotions in his native place Louisiana and the Southern United States. He has successfully positioned himself at #2 in the official UFC lightweight rankings as of January 27, 2020. Poirier’s mixed martial arts record as October 2019 accounts a total of 25 wins out of 32 matches, with 12 by knockouts, seven by submission and six by decision. He was also featured in the 2011 mixes martial arts documentary “Fightville.”
|Celebrated Name||Dustin Poirier|
|Profession||Mixed Martial Artist|
|Birth Date||January 19, 1989|
|Birth Place||Lafayette, Louisiana, US|
|Full Name||Dustin Glenn Poirier|
|Parents||Father: Darrell Poirier
Mother: Jere Folley Chaisson
|Son||Parker Noelle Poirier|
|Net Worth||$2 million|
|Height||5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m)|
|Weight||70 kg (155 lbs)|
Dustin Poirier was born on January 19, 1989, in Lafayette, Louisiana, United States. He is currently 31 years old. He is a son to mother, Jere Folley Chaisson and to father, Darrell Poirier. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. Dustin’s nickname is The Diamond. Poirier wrestled at Northside High School in Lafayette, Louisiana. He relocated to South Florida with his wife, Jolie for the training purpose.
Early Life of Dustin Poirier
In 2009, Poirier turned professional by quickly compiling a record of 7-0, competing mostly in regional promotions across his native Louisiana and the Southern United States. He was interested in boxing initially and ended up training in MMA in his home town after getting drawn towards the sport. Besides, as an amateur, Dustin earned two belts of 155lbs and won an 8-man tournament held in Lowa. He is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Rex Kwon Do. Poirier had defeated Daniel Watts by knockout in the first round of bang FC on October 21, 2009.
Poirier became pro in and engaged in local fights in 2009. On August 18, 2010, he made his debut in the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion “World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC)” which happened at the WEC 50 event in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The event saw his losing to Danny Castillo by a unanimous decision. Eventually after a couple of months on November 12, 2010, in WEC 52, he beat Zach Micklewright in the first round via TKO. The merger of WEC with UFC led to the transfer of all WEC fighters to the UFC in October 2010. After the merger on January 1, 2011, Poirier got the opportunity to make his featherweight debut at the UFC 125 event which he won through the unanimous decision.
Poirier was featured in the 2011 mixed martial arts documentary “Fightville.” Also, in the year, he was seen beating newcomer Jason Young through the unanimous decision in the UFC 131 event. He continued his winning spree and went on to beat Pablo Garza at the UFC on Fox 1 via submission on November 12, 2011, in Anaheim, California. Later, in February 2012, he again won against Jerome-Max Holloway at the UFC 143 event by submission.
Subsequently, in the same year, he fought with Chan Sung Jung in the main event of UFC on “Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs Poirier” which he lot but considered as one of the most notable fights in his career. The bout garnered honour as Fight of the Year. Following the loss, he left “Gladiator Academy” and joined American Top Team. Eventually, in the same year on December 2012, he defeated Jonathan Brookins in the first round by submission at “The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale.”
On August 31, 2013, Poirier defeated Erik Koch at the UFC 164 and also went on to bear Diego Brandao at UFC 168 on December 28, 2013. He earned his second “Fight of the Night” bonus award, fighting and winning against Akira Corossani at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale on April 16, 2014. Likewise, on September 27, he left the featherweight, following the loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 178.
Furthermore, in 2015, he earned two “Performance of the Night” bonus awards at UFC Fight Night 63 on April and June 6. Apparently, in the following year, he defeated Joseph Duffy and Booby green on January 2 and June 4 respectively. However, he lost to Michael Johnson at UFC Fight Night 94 in September. Next year, he again earned “Fight of the Night” bonus award against Jim Miller on February 11 and also defeated Anthony Pettis in November.
Poirier again earned the “Fight of the Night” bonus award against Justin Gaethje at UFC on Fox 29 on April 14, 2018. He also won “Performance of the Night” award against Eddie Alvarez on July 28. On April 12, 2019, he again won “Fight of the Night” against Max Holloway. He lost with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242 in the same year.
Nationality and Physical Statistics
Poirier is American by nationality. He belongs to French descent, specifically of Cajun heritage.
Besides, Poirier stands at the height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) and weighing about 70 kg (155 lbs).
Personal Life of Dustin Poirier
Poirier got married to Jolie Poirier. The couple had their first child, Parker Noelle Poirier on August 20, 2016.
Poirier has an active Instagram account as @dustinpoirier with 1.5 million followers and twitter account as @DustinPoirier with 335.5k followers. He also has an active Facebook account as @DustinDiamondPoirier with 96,434 followers and 102,328 likes.
Dustin has been living a luxurious lifestyle with his family. He is a successful person earning a lot of money and fame as well. As of 2020, his net worth is $2 million.